“ Tripp / Lightweight carry on holdall „
We bought our Tripp lightweight holdall a while ago and it was bought as we were going away on a family holiday. We didn't want another suitcase as we thought they are too bulky and decided on a lightweight holdall instead. This rather large holdall cost £25 in the sale at Debenhams and I believe it was originally being sold for almost £50 so we got a bargain, you cold say!
What I like about this holdall is that althought it is so large and can hold 22 litre capacity, it is also very lightweight and yet durable and well made at the same time. It weighs only 0.85kg and the fabric is thick and strong and I personally also like the great strong lining inside once you open up the zip.
I tend to carry this holdall by the two rather srong and comfortable carrying handles at either side of the bag. However, going through the airport it was actually easier to attach the long shoulder strap and just carry it around my body - I found this really comfortable.
We also really love this holdall as it allows us to get all of my clothes inside along with the little lad's stuff too. There is no way my other half would be able to get all of her stuff in here too, she has to have a bag of her own. The bag opens out well and does not allow the clothes to become creased or crumpled and they actually looked fine once we had reached our destination.
This is a great bag if the two of you are going away together for the weekend as you will be able to cram in a traveling iron and hairdryer and make up - the lot.
I really like this bag and feel we got a good bargain though I would still be happy to pay full price for it too.
My wife and I purchased were looking to purchase our first travel bag at the beginning of this year, in preparation for our long weekend away in February to Disneyland Paris.
In previous years, we always resorted to borrowing travel bags, or holdalls from our parents, as it was rare that we ever needed one, as our holidays tended to be for a full week at a time, and as such we would use a suitcase.
We spotted the Tripp Superlight Holdall in our local Debenhams reduced from £50 in the sale down to just £25 and so after a quick look around it we felt it was just right, and so went ahead and purchased it.
The Tripp Superlight Holdall is very aptly named in my opinion, as it is superlight (weighing just 0.85 kg!), and it does pretty much hold all of our stuff!
The dimensions are 270 mm in height, by 440 mm in width, by 240 mm in depth, making it large enough to hold most items of clothing without having to squeeze them in and crease them up too much. This made the bag perfect for us to take on board our flight, and saved us the time and expense of checking in luggage.
The bag itself is made from a lightweight thick fabric, which is then lined with polyester. It is black in colour, and has two small handles at each side, which can be used to carry the bag at your side. These handles have a strong feel to them, and also offer very good grip, especially when they are connected together in their casing. There is also a detachable long strap which can be attached to both ends of the bag, and is fully adjustable, which is used for carrying the bag over your shoulder.
To get inside the bag, there is a very tough and strong looking zip, which un-zips to expose a large entry area into the bag, which is very useful for putting in clothes without creasing them up. In total this bag has a capacity of 22 litres.
Inside the main area of the bag there is a large separate pocket, and on the outside of the bag there is also a decent sized pocket, which is ideal for storing travelling documents, a book, or some headphones etc. At the back of the bag there is a small plastic tag with a card in it which is for the user to enter their contact details onto should they desire.
Overall this has been a good purchase, and it has now been used several times my wife and I. The recommended retail price of £50 shows what sort of quality your are getting with this bag, although o be completely honest I doubt I would have paid the full price for it, as there are a lot of other bags to choose from, but at the reduced price of £25 it was a great deal, and well worth its money. It is a very strong and durable bag, and the initial light weight of the bag, means that you can load it up with a lot of stuff before it gets too heavy. The bag came with a 5 year guarantee, which is not something that I have come across before when buying a bag of this type, but I guess that goes to show that the manufacturers have great confidence in the durability of the bag.
Having just had a very quick look on Debenhams website, this bag is actually on sale at the time of writing this review at £24, and is also available in plain black, and in black and grape.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2011
I do a fair amount of travelling on business, and I'm always on the look out for a decent holdall to use for an overnight stay somewhere that I can take onto an aircraft with me rather than waiting around for it to be put in the hold and then hopefully reappear again on the conveyor belt at the other end. So when I noticed this Tripp holdall in Debenhams one day, it drew my attention, but when I noticed that the price had been reduced from £49 to £25, it definitely got my attention, especially since Tripp were also offering a 5-year guarantee with this bag. Looking over it, it seemed to answer my needs and hence I bought it (and then recently noted on the web that Debenhams have reduced the price again down to £19!!)
So what do we get with this Trip Superlite Holdall? Well for starters it does live up to the name by being very light in weight, weighing in at 0.8 kg when empty, despite being quite a sizeable and spacious holdall, measuring 44 cm long by 24 cm deep and 27 cm high with a total capacity of 22 litres. To carry it, you have the option of a grab handle across the top, or you can use the detachable adjustable shoulder strap. The holdall itself comes in a variety of colours to suit every fashion taste, but I settled on the black colour to go with the rest of my luggage. It is made from a thick stiff fabric, which goes some way to hold the shape of the holdall. I wouldn't say this fabric was waterproof, but perhaps could withstand a quick rain shower, but then I suppose there aren't many fabric cases on the market that you could class as being totally waterproof.
What I always look for with a holdall is not just a large amount of good storage space, but more importantly how it divides that storage space up into various pockets and compartments. Too many compartments can restrict what you can actually get into the holdall. Too few, and everything just gets lumped into the one space and it then becomes difficult to find anything. But this Tripp holdall seems to have got the balance just right. When I'm travelling around, there are certain bits I can just bury away deep into a holdall, like spare clothes etc that I won't need until I get to the hotel. But there are other things like my passport, papers, books and my laptop that I need to have readily available, and I don't really want these items to be buried in with everything else. This Tripp holdall perfectly satisfies my dilemma.
The main opening of the holdall has extra strong heavy duty zips which open right up, meaning that you can open the holdall right up to get everything in. Inside there is a full length back pocket which is a nice touch to keep things separate from your main packing, like my laptop, and outside it has a large full length pocket, with is ideal for putting your papers, books and passport etc in to enable you to get to them easily. This pocket also has a small compartment on the outside for a name label on it.
In use, it is surprising how much this holdall can carry, and it is then quite comfortable to carry around. The shoulder strap is easily adjustable and comfortable to use, but I tend to detach this once I'm on an aircraft to save it snagging around things as I'm trying to carry it by the handles. For the handles, you basically have the 2 webbed straps coming together from either side, which are then held together by a sort of leather grip held closed by 2 press studs. This grip provides quite a degree of comfort to the handle when you carry the holdall around. The size of the bag means that it can easily fit into the overhead lockers of an aircraft. Another good feature is that with the bag being so light weight, it's not going to threaten your weight allowance on some of the budget airlines who seem to hike their prices right up for every ounce that you are over their limit.
In summary, for the price I paid, this is a really good travel holdall (which is even better for the now reduced price that Debenhams are selling it for!!). I've used it for a number of trips and it still maintains its shape and still looks good, and when you consider that it has the 5-year guarantee, you just can't go wrong with this holdall from Tripp. 5* recommendation.
I bought the Tripp Superlight Holdall directly from the Tripp.co.uk website a number of months ago with the intention of using it for a lads' weekend away in Blackpool recently. With 4 of us travelling in a 3-door Clio there were never going to be a great deal of space, so this was one consideration I made before my purchase. I needed something not too bulky, as space was of a premium, and the Tripp Superlight Holdall fitted my requirements in that regard. The holdall is made from 600 denier polyester, with silver coloured nylon for detail. The polyester is thick and robust, but also allows the holdall to be lightweight and not overly bulky. The holdall is reasonably spacious for just a weekend away (and a lads' one at that!), with a capacity of 22 litres. The zip feature at the opening to the holdall allows you to access the entire top edge of the holdall, with the zip going all the way around the edges of the bag for maximum access. The zips are comfortable to grip and no corners have been cut on the quality of materials throughout the manufacture of this product. There is a fairly comfortable shoulder strap, but I find the grab handle to be of much more use, as I never held anything too heavy in the bag during the weekend.
There is a useful and large front pocket on the holdall, and the main compartment is spacious and holds most of my belongings easily enough. Overall the quality of the holdall is satisfying. Advertised for £50 on the Tripp.co.uk website, the Tripp Superlight Holdall can be bought for less as Tripp have regular sales on, and some other retailers do sell their products if you look on comparison sites. As the overall cost came to just short of £20 I must say I am more than happy with the product. I expect it to last me many years, and with its plain and simple design I suspect it will stand up to many more of my expeditions. as this holdall is of a lightweight construction it is reasonably compact for storage and on the back of this experience with the Tripp brand I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for any more bargains that come about.
I tend to favour Samsonite when it comes to suitcases and travelling bags, I have learnt the hard way that scrimping on luggage and buying cheap products is completely false economy. One of my first ever suitcases cost me £9.00 from Tesco and on the first holiday I ever used it on, a wheel fell off and the handle tore off! Ever since then I became a bit of a snob and would only buy Samsonite because it was tried and tested and I believed it was worth the price tag.
My boyfriend and I wanted a holdall to accompany our luggage collection and decided to take a look at the Tripp collection in Debenhams. I was quite surprised to see the whole collection have 50 % off but I do usually tend to buy my luggage in the New Year sales as you definitely get a much better price than if you buy in summer. The Tripp suitcases and bags looked pleasantly satisfactory and on spotting this holdall that appeared to be the perfect size, we decided to give it a closer inspection.
*Taking a look at the bag*
The Holdall came in the choice of two colours; black and grape. Not overly liking the grape colour and as most my luggage is red or black, I chose black so that it would fit in nicely.
The bag is rectangular, which is unusual for a holdall but it is a really good feature. When you put items in you want them to lay flat and not be squashed up. The design of this bag assures things are kept flat and relatively neat. The bag measures Height 27cm, width 44cm, depth 24cm; which makes it the perfect size for carry on luggage. The actual bag only weighs 0.8kg. so it does not eat into your valuable luggage weight allowance. It is made from a thick polyester material where the fibers are tightly weaved together to make the bag more robust. It also stops the rain from penetrating the bag as quickly however the bag is not designed to be waterproof.
At the top of the bag is a carrying handle and at the sides are two clips so you can attack a strap for over the shoulder. This strap is easily extendable and quite large. I like to wear it across the chest as this distributes the weight more evenly across the back and makes it more comfortable to carry.
At the back of the case is a small plastic pouch and card for you to label the bag with your details. I chose to ditch this card and stuck in a bright piece of pink card and wrote my name and telephone number on this. The brightness of the card made the bag easier to locate on the dreaded carousel.
On opening the main zipper, which opens really wide and far down allows the best possible access to the bag; the internal depths of this bag are quite large. It has a capasity of 22 liters. It is big enough to accomodate quite a number of things and, the bag is quite giving so you can really squeeze in those extra things too if need be. The interior of the bag looks very good quality and the lining feels strong and protective. Next to the main large compartment inside is a seperate zipper compartment. This is really large and it is helpful because you can keep items seperate from the main part in order to find them more quickly. The external zip has two zippers so you can pull them together and secure with a padlock.
All the zips are very good quality and no matter how rough I seem to treat them, the teeth are very robust and knit together without a problem. Zippers are one of the easiest things to go on bags and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality.
At the front of the bag is another zippered pocket, this is quite small but the perfect size for a book and other personal accessories that you want to be able to get your hands on straight away without having to sort through the main part of the bag.
I was really impressed with the quality of the bag and it certainly looks the part with its, sleek and contemporary appearance. The interior of the bag is no different and the same high quality is echoed throughout all the major parts of the bag, from zipper down to the interior lining. The bag comes with a five year guarantee. This was another major selling point for me.
I bought the bag for £20.00 and it was reduced from £49.00. Even if the bag was full price, I would have paid it as the quality is exactly what I was looking for and the dimensions and capacity of the bag are the perfect accompaniment to my luggage collection. This is my first product from this brand and I be looking at them in the future, they have won me over with this holdall and with the price!
I'd recommend this bag but the quality will speak for itself.
I bought a set of Tripp luggage when it was on offer in Debenhams. All the luggage was available to buy individually so I bought a couple of different sized suitcases and also a holdall as at the prices they were available for I thought it would be worth my time to make sure that I had the right case for the right situation. The holdall is the perfect size for an overnight trip or for a weekend away. I think that if you are a light packer then you might even get away with using it for a week's holiday as it is really quite spacious.
The holdall is made from a soft polyester type of fabric which really does make it incredibly lightweight. I really appreciate this as I like my luggage to weight as little as possible especially when I am using a holdall as by the time my things are all in it they can become quite heavy which can cause problems for my shoulders and back.
The fabric is also really thick and I feel quite secure in putting in my more fragile possessions in it such as my laptop and camera. I don't think it would handle being run over by a truck or anything but for the odd knock your things will be fine.
Storage inside the holdall is really good and it holds a surprising amount of things. It is deep and although not huge there is plenty of room for quite a few clothes. The thing that sold me on the holdall though was the fact that it has some separate pockets. I hate putting my passport in the main part of a holdall and having to scramble to find it but this has a separate pocket where I can just keep my passport, wallet and boarding pass so I can find them easily.
The handles are easy to hold and carry and it also has a shoulder strap that can be adjusted to the desired length.
I only paid £20 for this holdall which I thought was great value. It has come on a few trips with me now and has proven to be excellent quality and even though I am not the most careful of people it still looks in great condition with only a few scruffs on the bottom of it.
The only bad thing about the holdall that I can say is more a personal thing than any actual problem with the holdall. I'm just not keen on the look of it and think it is a bit ugly but the convenience of the space that it offers and the lightness of it more than make up for this.
If you are looking for a good quality lightweight holdall then I can highly recommend this and the entire superlight range.
I bought one of these Tripp Superlight holdalls for myself recently as I was going to be travelling abroad to meet my aunt and I wanted to have a bag I could manage on my own but big enough for all my stuff for a few days without having to check in a bag. I know the Tripp brand well, owning various bits of luggage from them, and I trust that they are generally good quality and value for money.
The version I bought was grape colour which is the same as the picture at the top of this page. Full price was £49 but we paid £20. I cannot ever remember paying full price for a Tripp product as there is generally always a sale on their website or if you shop via Debenhams (official stockists) there are generally discount vouchers available online.
Anyway, this item is bowling bag shaped with two sturdy handles on the top and it also comes with a detachable long handle which clips to both sides so you can carry it over your shoulder if you prefer. The measurements are H 27cm, W 44cm, D 24cm which means it is within the Easyjet guidelines for cabin baggage (although interestingly it is just outside of those for Ryanair). It has a 22 litre capacity which is very useful and because of the shape and flexibility of the bag I found it was ideal for stuffing rolled clothes right into the corners and gave a better space than a square wheeled trolley bag.
This bag only weighs 0.8kg leaving 9.2kg of weight for what is inside (working on the 10kg limit for most airlines hand luggage these days). For this alone it also beats the wheeled trolleys which tend to way nearer 2kg.
This bag has a large front pocket and an internal back pocket and then the main compartment, not overly complicated but enough seperate pockets to be of use if you want to store documents or toiletries away from everything else.
The only downside of this bag is that it does not have wheels, but then the compromise is a lighter bag so you can fit more stuff in within the weight limit. This does make the bag a little unwieldy perhaps for older or weaker people, you need to be able to take the full weight yourself but for my needs it was ideal.
The material is durable and strong (as ever with Tripp luggage) and the zips are also good quality. I wanted this bag for a specific purpose and it has served me well, a great buy at sale prices!
Luggage is something I have learned over the years that to scrimp on is a false economy. My parents always bought cheap luggage and holidays invariably ended with broken cases - whether that be the zip or the handle - and my husband drummed it in to me that if you wanted decent quality luggage, you had to buy Samsonite.
By and large I agree with this assessment, owning as I do several Samsonite suitcases and never having had any issue with broken wheels, handles or zips. Of course I could also have been lucky in not having encountered over zealous baggage handlers when travelling with them.
I have for some years owned an Antler holdall which I have used as a carry on when flying, but the shape of this isn't conducive to carrying a netbook - it's too narrow to place the netbook down flat on the base and too tall for it to safely stand upright. It's also a bit of a pain to carry when also wheeling a suitcase along as it doesn't have a section designed to fit on top of the carry strap of a suitcase.
With this in mind I wanted to buy a new holdall but balked a bit at how much Samsonite wanted for one. Browsing Debenhams one day I spied several luggage items by a brand called Tripp. What particularly caught my eye was the lightweight holdall, reduced from £49 to £18 in one of Debenhams' almost weekly sales.
What caught my eye about this holdall was the shape of it. It's rectangular in shape, measuring 43.5 centimetres in width, 24 cm in depth and 27 centimetres in height. I hazarded a guess that my netbook should be able to sit flat on the bottom of the holdall from the size and shape of it, and upon getting it home I was (luckily!) proved right.
I am quite fussy when it comes to holdalls and had to inspect it fairly vigorously before making a decision to buy, despite the attractive price tag. Firstly, a holdall has to have a shoulder strap for me - no shoulder strap, no buy. The Tripp holdall has an easily adjustable shoulder strap which can also be removed if you are less keen on them as me.
Secondly there has to be an interior pocket. My Antler had a small one and I was hoping for a larger on on the Tripp holdall and was delighted to see a large interior zip which takes up almost the entire width of the holdall and is almost as deep too.
Finally, I was hankering after a holder so I could, if desired, place the holdall on the handle of my suitcase and the Tripp had this too. In fact what is so good about this holder is the fact it doubles up as another pocket thanks to a cleverly located zip at the bottom which you undo to place the bag on a suitcase pull along handle. If you are using this purely as a holdall you merely fasten the zip and you have another pocket which can easily hold a newspaper or magazine and secures with Velcro.
The holdall is also very light, coming in at 85 grams, and it is available to buy in several colours, including black, but I opted for a fetching purple (which Tripp call "grape") so it could stand out slightly in a crowd.
Having made the decision to buy the holdall I have to say in use it has proved itself to be worth every penny of the very reasonable price I paid for it. I was a little concerned about the brand but Tripp must have a lot of faith in their products as they all come with a five year guarantee, and this I must admit, impressed and reassured me.
Being able to pack all the necessities one needs for a flight or long train journey into one bag which is reasonably lightweight is wonderful. My netbook goes everywhere with me these days, and having a bag which can accommodate it so easily without it sliding all over the place in transit is brilliant.
The zip on the bag is excellent - it's heavy duty but glides around like a dream. I really rely on good quality zips on luggage after years of broken zips on cheap cases and Tripp haven't skimped on this.
The handles are very good too. They have a gripper which holds both together and fastens with two large press studs. The handles are designed to fit snugly into the gripper and this makes it easy to carry this when you can't carry it on your shoulder. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and easily adjustable, giving you the choice of how long you want it to be. I tend to prefer a shorter shoulder strap for comfort reasons and found it very easy to adjust the strap to my preferred length.
The holdall is made from a tough fabric and is lined in polyester. The polyester isn't that awful textured shiny stuff you see sometimes in cheap bags - it's matt, pretty thick and has the Tripp logo embossed on it. This isn't waterproof but it would withstand being caught in a rain shower with you.
The bag also has a name tag compartment at the back and comes complete with a card for you to fill in. I tend to only ever put my name and mobile number on these as that doesn't advertise an empty house but the card does have space for an address.
This bag has been on several trips with me now and I have been very impressed with it. It sits nicely on my suitcase pull along handle, it holds a good amount of travel necessities and has a generously sized interior pocket.
I have been really impressed with this holdall - it is light and will easily fit in overhead bins on aeroplanes, it is comfortable to carry, is reasonably roomy and overall is lightweight, thus keeping your baggage weight down to a minimum. This is definitely worth considering if your airline limits not just the size of your carry on bag, but also the weight.
I wouldn't pay £49 for this but for £18 I think this is a bargain - and I have seen them in Debenhams since I bought for £15 - which is even better!